These Whole30-friendly bacon-wrapped tuna medallions are so delicious and easy to make!

A plate of broiled bacon-wrapped tuna.

I got the idea for wrapping my tuna in bacon from the Siren SeaSA site (a new recipe is posted every Thursday in anticipation of the catch of the week). I modified the recipe with a technique for par-cooking the bacon in the microwave (those folks at Cook’s Illustrated are so smart) and I also whipped up a Paleo-friendly marinade. Done and done!

Time to make Hardcore Albacore A.K.A. Bacon-Wrapped Tuna Medallions!

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound skinless albacore loin
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ cup coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon Red Boat Fish Sauce
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Aleppo pepper (optional)
  • 5 slices thin-cut bacon (use sugar-free bacon if you’re on a Whole30)

Method:

Preheat the broiler on high and arrange the oven rack six inches from the heating element.

Cut the tuna loin crosswise into five mini steaks, about 1.5-inch thick…

Someone cutting a tuna loin into 1.5 inch pieces.

…and place them in a large bowl.

In a measuring cup, whisk the orange juice, coconut aminos, vinegar, fish sauce, black pepper, and Aleppo pepper.

Someone measuring out coconut aminos into a measuring tablespoon.

Pour the finished marinade…

The marinade for the bacon-wrapped tuna in a glass measuring cup with a spoon inside.

…over the albacore medallions and marinate for 15 minutes.

In the meantime, place the bacon on a microwave-safe plate lined with four sheets of paper towel…

Slices of bacon lined up on a plate on top of paper towels.

…and cover them with two more sheets. Microwave the bacon on high for 1-2 minutes so it is cooked halfway but still pliable.

Wrap each marinated tuna medallion in a slice of par-cooked bacon (with the ends tucked under the fish) and place them on a rack on top of a foil-lined baking tray.

Bacon-wrapped tuna medallions on a wire rack ready to be baked in the oven.

Broil the bacon-wrapped tuna for about 4 minutes on one side and flip them over and cook them for an additional 2 minutes (or until bacon is crispy).

Cooked bacon-wrapped tuna on a wire rack.

Serve immediately.

A plate of bacon-wrapped tuna.

Looking for another healthy albacore recipe? Make my Softcore Albacore!


Looking for more recipe ideas? Head on over to my Recipe Index. You’ll also find exclusive recipes on my iPhone and iPad app, and in my cookbooks, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2013), Ready or Not! (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2017), and Nom Nom Paleo: Let’s Go! (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2021).


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Hardcore Albacore (Broiled Bacon-Wrapped Tuna Medallions)

4 from 5 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings 4 people
These Whole30-friendly bacon-wrapped tuna medallions are so delicious and easy to make!

Ingredients 
 

  • 1 pound tuna albacore loin skinless
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ cup coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon Red Boat fish sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Aleppo pepper (optional)
  • 2 slices bacon thin-cut

Instructions 

  • Preheat the broiler on high and arrange the oven rack six inches from the heating element.
  • Cut the tuna loin crosswise, into five mini steaks, about 1.5-inch thick. Place them in a large bowl.
  • In a measuring cup, whisk the orange juice, coconut aminos, vinegar, fish sauce, black pepper, and Aleppo pepper. Pour the marinade over the fish and marinate for 15 minutes.
  • Place the bacon on a microwave-safe plate lined with four sheets of paper towel and cover with two sheets. Microwave the bacon on high for 1-2 minutes so it is cooked halfway but still pliable.
  • Wrap each marinated tuna medallion in a slice of par-cooked bacon (with the ends tucked under the fish) and place them on a rack on top of a foil-lined baking tray.
  • Broil the bacon-wrapped tuna for about 4 minutes on one side and flip them over and cook them for an additional 2 minutes (or until bacon is crispy). Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 5g | Fiber: 1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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About Michelle Tam

Hello! My name is Michelle Tam, and I love to eat. I think about food all the time. It borders on obsession. I’ve always loved the sights and smells of the kitchen. My mother was (and is) an excellent cook, and as a kid, I was her little shadow as she prepared supper each night. From her, I gained a deep, abiding love for magically transforming pantry items into mouth-watering family meals.

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  1. 2 stars
    I started with very good tuna – made according to directions, and it turned out really dry. Bacon directions don’t make sense – you need almost a whole strip per 1.5” section, and I ended up with 9 sections. I’ll stick with searing.